'''''Amos 'n' Andy''''' is an American radio and television sitcom
set in Harlem
's historic black community. The original radio show, which was popular from 1928 until 1960, was created, written and voiced by two white actors, Freeman Gosden
and Charles Correll
, who played a number of different characters, including the titular Amos Jones (Gosden) and Andrew Hogg Brown (Correll).
When the show moved to television, black actors took over the majority of the roles; white characters were infrequent. ''Amos 'n' Andy'' began as one of the first radio comedy series and originated from station WMAQ (AM)|WMAQ
. After the first broadcast in 1928, the show became a hugely popular radio series. Early episodes were broadcast from the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, California
. ([http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005021837.html here for Table of Contents]) The show ran as a nightly radio serial (radio...